This photograph shows work beginning on the Skyway with the road roughed out. Road workers are seen in the background. The first major road project undertaken by the federal government in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was the skyline road, or “Skyway,” from Newfound Gap to Clingmans Dome. Constructed between 1933 and 1935, originally, the road was planned to continue on to Deals Gap. This photograph, along with a dozen others illustrating park construction, were donated to the park by Mary Clements Decker and John Hazard Decker.